Finn out of first Pakistan Test

2015-10-12 12:57
Steven Finn (AP)

Abu Dhabi - England fast bowler Steven Finn will miss the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi with a foot injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday.

The 26-year-old has sustained a stress injury to his left foot and will therefore sit out the opening match in the three-Test series, which begins on Tuesday.

Finn first felt pain in his foot during England's second warm-up match against Pakistan A in Sharjah last week, but took part in a nets session on Sunday.

"It's a bitter blow for him," said England captain Alastair Cook. "He bowled really well in that warm-up game and over the last 12 months he's made huge strides back to where we'd like him to be.

"We'll monitor him and hope he could be right for the second Test. But we'll have to wait and see."

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